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Para-swimmer from MP to get Tenzing Norgay award

Para-swimmer from MP to get Tenzing Norgay award


Published: 21 Aug 2020 3:08 PM GMT

Internationally acclaimed para- swimmer Satendra Singh Lohiya has been selected for the prestigious Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award-2020, a Madhya Pradesh government official said on Friday.

President Ram Nath Kovind will present this award in New Delhi on August 29, the public relations department official said.

"Lohiya, a resident of Gata village of Gwalior district, is the first divyang sportsperson in the country to receive this award. He became the first para-swimmer of Asia, who crossed the 42 km Catalina Channel of America in just 11.34 hours in August last year," the official added.

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